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Many ways to manage lodgepole pine forestsAuthor(s): Lucia Solorzano
Source: In: Eco-Report: Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. Summer: 5.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionResearch underway at the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest near White Sulphur Springs will provide insights on how to sustain lodgepole pine forests and water flow patterns over large areas. Lodgepole pine dominates a high percentage of forests in the northern Rocky Mountains. including the Bitterroot National Forest. About half the stands at Tenderfoot are two-aged, resulting from previous fires of mixed severity. However, nearly 110 years have passed since the last major fire. Many of the trees are aging and becoming increasingly susceptible to damage from strong winds, winler kill from rapid and extreme temperature fluctuations, and wildfire.
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CitationSolorzano, Lucia. 1997. Many ways to manage lodgepole pine forests. In: Eco-Report: Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. Summer: 5.
KeywordsTenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest, lodgepole pine forests, sustainability
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